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July 6, 2022, 10:21 AM

Crime and gun violence intersect at unusual angles for 2022: The Note

Crime and gun violence could get bigger as an issue before November's midterms, but it’s not clear how the passionate reactions will factor politically
July 6, 2022, 10:21 AM
Crime and gun violence intersect at unusual angles for 2022: The Note
July 5, 2022, 12:18 PM

2024 rumblings loom over 2022, from Newsom v. DeSantis to a rematch for Trump and Biden: The Note

On a holiday weekend punctured by yet another numbing tragedy with the Highland Park parade shooting, 2024 was everywhere
July 5, 2022, 12:18 PM
2024 rumblings loom over 2022, including a possible rematch and Newsom v. DeSantis
July 1, 2022, 1:14 PM

Senate retakes spotlight as Democrats' frustrations grow: The Note

The stark fact highlighted in FiveThirtyEight's new midterm forecast is that while Republicans are heavily favored to win the House, the Senate is a virtual toss-up
July 1, 2022, 1:14 PM
Senate retakes spotlight as Democrats' frustrations grow: The Note
June 30, 2022, 11:46 AM

Liz Cheney raises the stakes in anti-Trump efforts: The Note

With a speech at the Reagan Library in California, followed by what’s likely to be her only primary debate in Wyoming, Liz Cheney makes clear how she views her choices
June 30, 2022, 11:46 AM
Liz Cheney raises the stakes in anti-Trump efforts: The Note
June 29, 2022, 11:14 AM

Loyalists turn silent after ex-aide's testimony on Trump’s Jan. 6 actions: The Note

Most prominent Trump loyalists aren’t trying to directly rebut Cassidy Hutchinson; a few, like Mark Meadows’ predecessor Mick Mulvaney, are saying they believe her
June 29, 2022, 11:14 AM
Loyalists turn silent after ex-aide's testimony on Trump’s Jan. 6 actions: The Note
June 28, 2022, 10:43 AM

Trumpism tempts Democrats as well as Republicans in next primaries up: The Note

Primaries in Colorado and Illinois on Tuesday are the latest races where Democratic-aligned groups are spending heavily to boost the candidacies of far-right Republicans
June 28, 2022, 10:43 AM
Trumpism tempts Democrats as well as Republicans in next primaries up: The Note
June 27, 2022, 10:03 AM

State-by-state scramble defines the immediate post-Roe future: The Note

How states are responding the the overturning of Roe v. Wade; Sen. John Cornyn clarifies a tweet; and Donald Trump attends a rally in Illinois
June 27, 2022, 10:03 AM
State-by-state scramble defines the immediate post-Roe future: The Note
June 24, 2022, 10:26 AM

Jan. 6 committee names names, amid uncertain political fallout: The Note

Rep. Adam Kinzinger -- one of just two Republicans on the panel -- called out his own colleagues for their roles in trying to reverse the elections results.
June 24, 2022, 10:26 AM
Jan. 6 committee names names, amid uncertain political fallout: The Note
June 23, 2022, 2:05 PM

Biden’s big gas-price play falls flat: The Note

The cool reception to President Joe Biden's pitch of a federal gas tax holiday reflects the political dilemmas facing Biden’s Democratic Party
June 23, 2022, 2:05 PM
Biden’s big gas-price play falls flat: The Note
June 22, 2022, 11:03 AM

Election denial still winning inside GOP, despite Trump losses: The Note

The Jan. 6 hearings have showcased the range or Republicans who cited allegiance to their values and the Constitution amid pressure to overturn the election.
June 22, 2022, 11:03 AM
Election denial still winning inside GOP, despite Trump losses: The Note
June 21, 2022, 1:45 PM

Trump’s Georgia failures highlight GOP’s Jan. 6 dilemma: The Note

Tuesday is runoff day for voters in Georgia -- though notably not for the two highest-profile races where Donald Trump tried and failed to defeat incumbents
June 21, 2022, 1:45 PM
Trump’s Georgia failures highlight GOP’s Jan. 6 dilemma: The Note
June 17, 2022, 1:23 PM

Jan. 6, primaries combine to highlight 'clear and present danger': The Note

Perhaps the most resonant takeaway of the latest Jan. 6 committee hearing was the strong message that threats to democracy didn’t end on that fateful day.
June 17, 2022, 1:23 PM
Jan. 6, primaries combine to highlight 'clear and present danger': The Note
June 16, 2022, 10:05 AM

Trump-Pence dynamics take on legal and emotional dimensions around Jan. 6: The Note

The Trump-Pence relationship will be top of mind as the committee’s work continues -- with both policy and political discussions to follow.
June 16, 2022, 10:05 AM
Trump-Pence dynamics take on legal and emotional dimensions around Jan. 6: The Note
June 15, 2022, 11:39 AM

GOP notches wins beyond Trump endorsements: The Note

They’re not necessarily the biggest names on the ballot. But primaries on Tuesday may have produced some of the most impactful results for the fall and beyond.
June 15, 2022, 11:39 AM
GOP notches wins beyond Trump endorsements: The Note
June 14, 2022, 11:25 AM

S.C. Republicans showcase different routes to survival in Trump era: The Note

Two endangered South Carolina Republican incumbents make for different case studies in attempts to find viable paths inside Trump’s GOP.
June 14, 2022, 11:25 AM
S.C. Republicans showcase different routes to survival in Trump era: The Note
June 13, 2022, 11:32 PM

Jan. 6 committee turns up heat on possible prosecutions: The Note

The House Jan. 6 committee is turning its attention to the potential legal culpability of Donald Trump and those around him
June 13, 2022, 11:32 PM
Jan. 6 committee turns up heat on possible prosecutions: The Note
1 month ago

Jan. 6 hearings target current GOP officeholders along with Trump: The Note

Thursday’s primetime opening by the House Jan. 6 committee targeted Trump directly – in part by using the words of his family members and close associates.
1 month ago
Jan. 6 hearings target current GOP officeholders along with Trump: The Note
1 month ago

Jan. 6 hearings land at tense moment at Capitol and beyond: The Note

The House Jan. 6 committee hits primetime Thursday at 8 p.m. with a 90-minute opening statement of sorts.
1 month ago
Jan. 6 hearings land at tense moment at Capitol and beyond: The Note
1 month ago

Gun debate approaches now-or-never moment: The Note

Bipartisan Senate gun control talks are not only still alive but are thriving, as the emotions and passions around this moment have only grown more intense
1 month ago
Gun debate approaches now-or-never moment: The Note
1 month ago

Progressives brace for reality check on crime in California: The Note

San Francisco's progressive district attorney, Chesa Boudin, is the subject of a recall election barely half-way through a term
1 month ago
Progressives brace for reality check on crime in California: The Note
1 month ago

Shifting issue priorities offer glimmer of hope for Democrats as midterms loom: The Note

A new poll shows Americans' priorities -- plus: the latest on gun talks amid shootings in Philadelphia and Chattanooga, Tennessee; California primaries to watch and more.
1 month ago
Shifting issue priorities offer glimmer of hope for Democrats: The Note
1 month ago

Biden rejoins political fracas over guns: The Note

Biden's wish list includes a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, raising the purchasing age of long guns to 21, safe-storage and red flag laws.
1 month ago
Biden rejoins political fracas over guns: The Note
1 month ago

Biden faces new pressures over Russia’s war with Ukraine: The Note

Nearly 100 days into a grinding and tragic conflict, a new voice is emerging at a critical moment for President Joe Biden, as he seeks to manage the U.S. response.
1 month ago
Biden faces new pressures over Russia’s war with Ukraine: The Note
1 month ago

Trump has few followers as election claims grow more preposterous: The Note

The claims have gotten more outlandish. The silence -- even from former President Donald Trump's strongest supporters -- has become more conspicuous.
1 month ago
Trump has few followers as election claims grow more preposterous: The Note
1 month ago

Slight thaw in gun politics opens window for Senate: The Note

Getting a Senate gun control bill after the Texas school shooting will require actual compromise among lawmakers with reputations and records on the line.
1 month ago
Slight thaw in gun politics opens window for Senate: The Note
1 month ago

Trump, GOP leaders hand NRA new relevance amid gun debate: The Note

Former President Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz are among the GOP names slated to attend the NRA gathering in Houston this weekend.
1 month ago
Trump, GOP leaders hand NRA new relevance amid gun debate: The Note
1 month ago

Anger and outrage meet exasperation and math on guns: The Note

On school violence, scattered talks among lawmakers have to overcome midterm-year pressures as well as the near-universal perception that they are destined to fail.
1 month ago
Anger and outrage meet exasperation and math on guns: The Note
1 month ago

MAGA still rolling despite Trump’s Georgia rebuke: The Note

Even when Trump-backed candidates are getting embarrassed, MAGA machinations continue to roll through GOP primaries in ways that will reverberate in November.
1 month ago
MAGA still rolling despite Trump’s Georgia rebuke: The Note
1 month ago

Down-ballot primaries speak to future of both parties: The Note

The Georgia governor's Republican primary is Tuesday’s main event in a critical state that will be closely watched this midterm year and well beyond
1 month ago
Down-ballot primaries speak to future of both parties: The Note
1 month ago

Big spread of 'big lie' comes into view for GOP: The Note

Republican candidates that would oversee or help certify future elections are running in four states voting in primaries on Tuesday: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Texas
1 month ago
Big spread of 'big lie' comes into view for GOP: The Note
2 months ago

'Ultra-MAGA' frame gains traction for Democrats: The Note

Former President Donald Trump has already injected election conspiracy theories into Pennsylvania's Senate primary, which is almost certainly headed to a recount.
2 months ago
'Ultra-MAGA' frame gains traction for Democrats: The Note
2 months ago

Pennsylvania GOP reaps what Trump sows: The Note

Next week brings more races, notably in Georgia and Texas, where pro-Trump candidates have endorsed lies and conspiracy theories about the 2020 race.
2 months ago
Pennsylvania GOP reaps what Trump sows: The Note
2 months ago

Trump stumbles but MAGA still wins inside Pennsylvania GOP: The Note

One headline of the night was the primary loss of Rep. Madison Cawthorn in North Carolina.
2 months ago
Trump stumbles but MAGA still wins inside Pennsylvania GOP: The Note
2 months ago

GOP alarms sound on Herschel Walker in Georgia: The Note

Trump’s backing of Herschel Walker for Senate leaves him in commanding position despite avoiding debates with GOP rivals and facing allegations of abuse.
2 months ago
GOP alarms sound on Herschel Walker in Georgia: The Note
2 months ago
Biden and Trump both face tests in next stretch of primaries: The Note
2 months ago

MAGA brawls with itself in next primaries up: The Note

In next week's primaries in battleground states, including Pennsylvania and North Carolina, Trumpism is brawling with itself inside the Republican Party.
2 months ago
MAGA brawls with itself in next primaries up: The Note
2 months ago

Inflation, abortion vote showcase Democrats’ governing limits: The Note

Democrats' latest midterm messaging is heavy on blame.
2 months ago
Inflation, abortion vote showcase Democrats’ governing limits: The Note
2 months ago

Red states deliver split decision on Trump-backed candidates: The Note

Republican primary voters delivered conflicting messaging on Tuesday in a pair of states that former President Donald Trump carried comfortably in 2020.
2 months ago
Red states deliver split decision on Trump-backed candidates: The Note
2 months ago

'Big lie' and more at stake in Manchin vs. MAGA showdown: The Note

Voters in West Virginia on Tuesday will sort through a most unusual and particularly vicious primary.
2 months ago
'Big lie' and more at stake in Manchin vs. MAGA showdown: The Note
2 months ago

GOP pushback builds against Trump primary picks: The Note

Former President Donald Trump’s hope of triumphs against incumbent governors appear to be fading in states including Georgia and Idaho.
2 months ago
GOP pushback builds against Trump primary picks: The Note
2 months ago

Legislative odds still favor GOP in abortion battles: The Note

Abortion opponents have largely taken the expected good news from the high court as a call for further action.
2 months ago
Legislative odds still favor GOP in abortion battles: The Note
2 months ago

Democrats seek new claim on working class in Senate battles: The Note

Democrats emerging this primary season will find themselves drafting behind some messaging of the president, whose working-class roots are part of his political identity.
2 months ago
Democrats seek new claim on working class in Senate battles: The Note
2 months ago

Abortion ruling upends midterm season with unequal anger: The Note

For Democrats, losing Roe v. Wade is cause for anger about losing a constitutional right to abortion and potentially much more.
2 months ago
Abortion ruling upends midterm season with unequal anger: The Note
2 months ago

SCOTUS bombshell lands as Ohio tests Trump and Biden: The Note

The first major primary voting of 2022 will test the style of both men, with the Supreme Court bombshell landing on the midterm landscape just as voting heats up.
2 months ago
SCOTUS bombshell lands as Ohio tests Trump and Biden: The Note
2 months ago

Biden poll uptick likely less than meets the eye: The Note

Democrats have been looking for positive signs to shape their messaging.
2 months ago
Biden poll uptick likely less than meets the eye: The Note
2 months ago

COVID politics sour for Biden: The Note

President Joe Biden plans to attend the White House Correspondents' Association dinner amid Vice President Kamala Harris testing positive for Covid-19.
2 months ago
COVID politics sour for Biden: The Note
2 months ago

Democrats seek to reframe border debate: The Note

A range of immigration advocates and their allies in Congress are arguing that it doesn’t have to be this way for Democrats.
2 months ago
Democrats seek to reframe border debate: The Note
2 months ago

McCarthy’s free speech problem inside GOP: The Note

This is a particularly awkward time for House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy's colleagues to learn what he had to say about some of the firebrands in his conference.
2 months ago
McCarthy’s free speech problem inside GOP: The Note
2 months ago

'Big lie' animates GOP primaries ahead of voting season: The Note

Former President Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election are a huge issue in a small number of Republican primaries playing out this spring and summer.
2 months ago
'Big lie' animates GOP primaries ahead of voting season: The Note
2 months ago

Biden reopens intraparty wounds with 1st primary play: The Note

Late Saturday, the announcement came from the campaign of Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., that Biden endorsed Schrader.
2 months ago
Biden reopens intraparty wounds with 1st primary play: The Note